WWU Racing
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Our Mission:

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Who We Are/What We Do:

WWU Racing is a team of students with varying majors and skillsets, passionate about furthering our knowledge and passions by developing a formula style race car. WWU Racing aims to build a new car every academic year and compete with the newly built car at Formula SAE California at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA (see Competition for more information). Our engineers design, manufacture and test our car. Our business team focuses on acquiring donations, sponsors and participating in community events to to share our mission and work with others. To ensure reliability, competitiveness, and safety, our engineers use data driven justification for all design choices made on our cars.

Being a part of WWU Racing provides team members with acumen which they will carry on to the real world after graduation. Engineers learn hand fabrication, machining, CAD systems designing, simulations, and data analysis which helps to optimize our car. The business team learns and practices budgeting, management skills, marketing, and PR skills that transfer to any business environment. All of our team members, engineering and business, learn the importance of goal setting, time management and communication through all levels of the team. Our team works cohesively and holds each member accountable for their responsibilities. building reliability that is highly sought after in young professionals.

 

Competition:

 

The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) hosts a competition known as Formula SAE (FSAE) which is part of SAE's Collegiate Design Series (CDS). The series was designed to help students graduate with greater vehicle design skill has been held for over 40 years. Western Washington University was one of the first few schools to participate in the series upon its inception. Multiple FSAE competition are held internationally each year, allowing students to test their engineering and business expertise. SAE provides safety and design rules that every team must follow. Although constraining, these rules still allow for innovative vehicle engineering and design.

FSAE cars are raced in autocross style scenarios, meaning the car must possess excellent handling, braking and acceleration capabilities. The car is built and judged as a possible production prototype, so it must be affordable to purchase and maintain. Therefore, engineers must choose materials that are durable, yet cheap to source and design the car for longevity and ease of maintenance.

WWU Racing proudly produces the vast majority of components in house. Although time consuming, developing parts in house saves our team precious resources and offer an unparalleled learning experience to our students. It also allows our team to gain an in depth understanding of the manufacturing process. Learning hand fabrication and machining skills are what our engineers will immediately use in the professional world.

 

Donation Usage: 

Donations to the team are used to push our boundaries and take on new and ambitious projects. Among many things, the team developed a full aerodynamics package for this year's car, which included composite work with carbon fiber and 3D printed parts from carbon nylon. The money we use help us in all phases of our year, including manufacturing, testing, and competing.  The experience WWU Racing offers is truly supplementary to any student's educational career. 

 

How Your Donation Helps:

While we are a club on campus, WWU Racing is run like a business. It must make money to spend money. The team must raise all their own funds to not only build a race car every year, but to also help build the team. These funds come from local sponsors, community outreach, events, donations, grants, and from within Western Washington University. Every dollar that is given to the team goes directly to allowing a student to build a part of the car or the team, better preparing them for the real world. Each member of the team will use this money to get real word experience in a safe, and nurturing space, that allows them to push their own limits without the fear of consequence if a mistake is made. 

Success!
***2:1 Student Challenge Has Been Met, Thank you!***
The first $7,000 in students gifts (up to $100 per student) have been matched 2:1 by Dave Mann, '82 and Ann Thomson Mann, Jing de Jong, Healthy Pet and other generous alumni.
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Top 5 WWU Fundraisers
The WWU Alumni Association will reward the top five areas that secure the most gifts with a bonus of $1,000 each!
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $1,000 Men's Rowing 223
2 $1,000 WWU Volleyball 183
3 $1,000 WWU Racing 146
4 $1,000 WWU Symphony Orchestra Vienna-Prague Tour 2020 128
5 $1,000 Computer Science 83
6 MSCM & Operations 79
7 Marketing Department 76
8 Behavioral Neuroscience 69
9 Ice Hockey 66
10 WWU AS Food Pantry 60
11 Accounting Department 53
12 Western Washington University 53
13 Men's Soccer 49
14 Cross Country & Track and Field 40
15 KUGS Scholarship 39
16 Chemistry Department 37
17 Robert and Bess Christman Scholarship 37
18 Honors Program 35
19 Honoring Nancy Johnson! 34
20 Psychology 32
21 Education and Social Justice Minor 32
22 College of Business and Economics 30
23 Women's Ultimate 30
24 MBA Program 29
25 Western Libraries Heritage Resources 29
26 WWU Wakeboard Team 26
27 Music Department 25
28 Millie Johnson Puzzle Hunt Fund 25
29 Child Development Center 25
30 International Business Program 23
31 Women's Basketball 22
32 Scholarships and Diversity Initiatives 22
33 Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies 22
34 Physics and Astronomy 22
35 Geology 22
36 Woodring College of Education 19
37 English Department 19
38 Management Information Systems 19
39 Huxley College of the Environment 19
40 WWU Tennis Club 19
41 LGBTQ+ Western 18
42 Shannon Point Marine Center 18
43 Best Buddies 18
44 Men's Lacrosse 17
45 Modern and Classical Languages 17
46 History Department 16
47 Piper Carr's Guitar Matching Fund 15
48 Ray Wolpow Institute 15
49 Linguistics 15
50 Western Libraries 15
51 Engineering and Design 14
52 Men's Basketball 14
53 Biology 14
54 Adoptees Club 14
55 Dance 13
56 Environmental Sciences Department 13
57 Journalism 13
58 Undocumented Student Support 13
59 Western GAP Scholarship 12
60 Elementary Education Department 12
61 Environmental Studies Department 12
62 WWU Career Closet 12
63 Marion Van Nostrand Scholarship 11
64 Nursing 11
65 Sociology 11
66 Economics 11
67 Veteran Services 11
68 Finance Department 11
69 AMSEC 11
70 Graduate School 10
71 Art and Art History Department 10
72 Club Wrestling 10
73 Mathematics 9
74 College of Science and Engineering 9
75 Environmental Toxicology Program 9
76 Political Science 9
77 Living Snow Project 9
78 Bellingham Review 9
79 Communication Sciences and Disorders 8
80 Design Department 8
81 Women's Water Polo 8
82 Student Technology Center's Booster Fund 8
83 Sailing Team 8
84 College of Fine and Performing Arts 8
85 Anthropology 8
86 Western Gallery 8
87 Liberal Studies 8
88 Womxn of Color Empowerment Scholarship Fund 8
89 Equestrian 8
90 Women's Lacrosse 7
91 Woodring College of Education Scholarships 7
92 WWU Climbing Team 7
93 Communication Studies 7
94 Theatre Arts 7
95 Quidditch 7
96 WWU's Entrepreneurship & Innovation Programs 6
97 Philosophy 6
98 Health and Human Development 6
99 Men's Rugby 6
100 Educational Administration Program 6
101 Canadian-American Studies 6
102 WWU Chess Club 6
103 Ethnic Student Center 6
104 WWU Student Chapter of NSTA 6
105 Filipino-American Student Association (FASA) 6
106 Young Democrats of WWU 6
107 Women's Soccer 5
108 Rowing 5
109 Alpha Kappa Psi Omega Beta 5
110 Huxley Graduate Programs 5
111 Compass to Campus 5
112 Institute for Energy Studies 5
113 College of Humanities and Social Sciences 5
114 Women's Volleyball Sport Club 5
115 Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 5
116 Dead Parrots Society 5
117 Other 4
118 Water Skiing 4
119 Salish Sea Institute 4
120 WWU Club Golf Team 4
121 Hillel of WWU 4
122 Center for Education Equity & Diversity 4
123 NeRDS 4
124 Endowed Professorship in Jewish History 3
125 WISE Scholarship 3
126 CBE Investment Management and Scholarship Fund 3
127 Men's Golf 3
128 WWU Speech and Hearing Clinic 3
129 Small Business Development Center 3
130 Ralph Munro Institute for Civic Education 3
131 Viking Athletics 3
132 Men's Water Polo 3
133 Special Education 3
134 Softball 3
135 Baile de WWU 3
136 WCE Promise Scholarships for Students of Color 3
137 WWU Fly Fishing Club 3
138 National Society of Black Engineers 3
139 Bellingham Order of the Saber 3
140 Fencing 3
141 Figure Skating 3
142 Women's Rugby 3
143 Human Services Program 3
144 MK Advantages of Learning Differently Scholarship 2
145 Dr. Elena Pereyra Peach Award Scholarship 2
146 Institute for Global Engagement 2
147 Morse Institute for Leadership 2
148 East Asian Studies 2
149 Center for Pacific Northwest Studies 2
150 Bennerstorm Prize 2
151 Women's Golf 2
152 WWU Outdoor Center 2
153 Adult and Higher Education Program 2
154 Student Services and Programs 2
155 Black Womxn Revolutionary Group 2
156 Huxley College on the Peninsulas 2
157 International Business Network Club 2
158 Freeride Ski and Snowboard Team 2
159 Equity and Diversity Committee 2
160 AS Clubs 2
161 Sandberg Scholarship 1
162 Dr. Lina Zeine Scholarship 1
163 Joann Otto Microscope Endowment Fund 1
164 Manis Family Scholarship 1
165 Lillie Mae Witherspoon Minority Scholarship 1
166 Brian K. and Lori L. Burton Fund for Innovation 1
167 Willis Ball Memorial Scholarship 1
168 Hearing Aid Bank 1
169 Vassdal Design Scholarship 1
170 Dina Benedetti Scholarship Endowment 1
171 Frank Punches Memorial Endowment Fund 1
172 FACET 1
173 Science, Math and Technology Education 1
174 Donald B. McLeod Scholarship Endowment 1
175 Rich and Stephanie Bowers Endowment 1
176 Timothy Crossan Memorial Fund 1
177 Swimming 1
178 James B. and Angela Rhoads Scholarship 1
179 Exercise Science Lab 1
180 Ralph Munro Institute 1
181 The Jazz Project Scholarship 1
182 WWU Judo Club 1
183 Western Community Outreach 1
184 Mountain Environments Research Institute 1
185 Native American Student Union 1
186 Student Ambassador Scholarship 1
187 NAMI on Campus WWU 1
188 Cheerleading 1
189 Office of Sustainability 1
190 Business and Sustainability Program 1
191 KM Fund for Holocaust and Genocide Studies 1
192 Ershig Assistive Technology Resource Center 1
193 Students for Public Education 1
194 The SEA Discovery Center 0
195 Ted Pratt Scholarship 0
196 Special Collections 0
197 WWU National Science Teachers Association Chapter 0
198 Arts Enterprise and Cultural Innovation 0
199 Baseball Sport Club 0
200 Campus Recreation 0
201 Cascadia Climbers 0
202 Cycling 0
203 Extended Education 0
204 Institute for Watershed Studies 0
205 Khmer Student Association (KhSA) 0
206 Management 0
207 Men's Ultimate 0
208 Men's Volleyball 0
209 Parents and Families 0
210 Rehabilitation Counseling Program 0
211 Secondary Education Department 0
212 The Journal of Educational Controversy 0
213 Vietnamese Student Association 0
214 Woodring Peer Mentors 0
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